Have you noticed that you have been experiencing persistent bad breath?

You may be suffering from halitosis. Halitosis is persistent bad breath that is not eliminated by practicing proper oral hygiene. Halitosis is a treatable condition with the help of an experienced dentist. It is important to get your mouth checked if you are noticing signs of halitosis. Often, Halitosis is an indicator of a more complex dental problem.

If you want to explore your treatment options, visit Bay City Smiles in Bay City, MI. Dr. Daryle Mahnke offers comprehensive dental exams to determine the underlying cause of your halitosis. Dr. Mahnke is a highly trained, compassionate dentist, who is committed to providing exceptional dental care. Dr. Mahnke will address the cause of your halitosis and provide the appropriate dental treatment.


In order to maintain healthy teeth and minimize your chance of developing complex dental problems, it is important to follow a proper oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day and visiting Dr. Mahnke at least twice a year for preventive care visits can help keep your smile beautiful and functional. At Bay City Smiles, we understand dental problems do arise, and we offer a broad range of treatments depending on your dental condition. Halitosis can be caused by any of these dental conditions:

  • Gum Disease: Gum disease affects the gum tissue. Over time, the gums recede from the teeth, which create deep pockets surrounding the teeth. Bacteria can form in the pockets surrounding the teeth, which can cause the teeth to shift, bleeding, bad breath, and tooth loss. For some patients, gum disease presents little to no symptoms. It is important for patients to visit Bay City Smiles regularly to maintain the health of their teeth.
  • Tooth Decay: Tooth decay happens when bacteria break down the tooth enamel and leaves the tooth susceptible to toothaches, tooth loss, infection, and bad breath. Dr. Mahnke may suggest a professional dental cleaning to get rid of any harmful bacteria before providing a more detailed dental treatment.
  • Dry Mouth: Dry mouth occurs when there is a lack of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth can be caused by factors like dehydration, tobacco use or medication. Dry mouth is an easily treatable condition. You can speak with your doctor or Dr. Mahnke to determine the best solution for you.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to explore your treatment options for halitosis; visit Bay City Smiles. General dentist Dr. Mahnke will create a personalized treatment plan for your smile. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 989.684.0873